More to it?
I AM a member of the Isis RSL. Having read your article on Roy Owen (“RSL stalwart under fire”, Town & Country, 13/11) I have to say that although this dress infringement did occur, it should be kept in perspective. He wore medals he is entitled to wear, unintentionally on the wrong side. This might nowadays be referred to as a wardrobe malfunction. I have to wonder at the motivation of whoever reported this matter to you in the first place. (I can only speculate that it may have been by those who “are more aggressive about their feelings towards Mr Owen but would only speak on the grounds of anonymity”.) The fact they lack the courage of their convictions to identify themselves in print speaks volumes. I am left to conclude that this may be part of a smear campaign by a person or persons with an agenda regarding the future of the Isis RSL. Differing factions within institutions are not uncommon, but in this case they should be able to come together so that the aims of the RSL can be achieved without resorting to the tactics that seem to have been employed here. Mel Hamilton, Childers Editor’s note: This letter was sent and was intended to be printed last week but a technical issue meant it wasn’t received.
More concerns for kids
THANK you “very concerned parent” in relation to “Where are the kids?” (letter to the editor, Town & Country, 20/11). The “living in hell” statement was grossly over-exaggerated, because I and state authorities viewed the inside of the premises before it was trashed by whoever. If you personally had knowledge of Child Services’ intervention in the situation, why did you not contact the grandparents or relevant authorities, or are you a part of the group who subjected us to three days of phone calls, stalking and harassment by alerting the media (when I was on the phone to Child Services discussing the problem) of our address, but not of the father of the male partner? And we agree, we would like to know what has happened to those children. In defence of our grandchild – she was and is a good mother, loving and caring for the children while being scared, I think, because of threats made. Please leave your name and phone number at Isis Town & Country office and maybe we can contact and have a chat, if you are genuine. We will now have to watch our backs. Signed, very concerned grandparents